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2014 Waimanalo Permaculture Design Course Announced


Media Contact: Matthew Lynch

~Create Food Forests and Build Healthy Ecosystems~

Green Rows Farm, Waimanalo

Green Rows Farm, Waimanalo

WHAT:   Learn Permaculture Design in beautiful Waimanalo, Hawaii this summer!  This 2-week long intensive course includes classroom education, hands-on experience, and visits to some of Oahu’s most striking permaculture farms and island landscapes.  Students will learn how to apply permaculture principles to social-ecological systems across both urban and rural environments.

Students on a site visit to MA'O Farms.

Students on a site visit to MA’O Farms.

The Waimanalo Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course 2014 covers permaculture principles and ethics, site analysis, climate systems,  soil science and fertility management, waste cycling and plants,  and waste management, architectural and landscape adaptation, site design, alternate economic systems, and much, much more.Students will apply their knowledge through the completion of a design project practicum with a team of classmates.  Examples of past student design  projects have run the gamut from public parks and school, to urban homesteads and production farms.  After successful completion of the course, participants will receive a Permaculture Design Certificate.

Instructors Hunter Heaivilin and Matthew Lynch have worked and taught on Permaculture projects around the world, including Australia, Haiti, Mongolia, Peru, and Vanuatu.   Their work integrates the ethics of earth care, people care, and fair share, with the goal of facilitating the transition from individual consumers with rights, to communities of producers with responsibilities.


WHEN:   JULY 27 – AUGUST 10, 2014

  • Daily  9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • *7/31 & 8/5 are off days

WHERE: Green Rows Farm, Waimanalo, Oahu, Hawaii

COST:   $1500, or special price of $1400 for early registration by July 5.

  • Kama`aina (local resident) rate:  $1100, or early bird rate of $1000 for registration by July 5
  • Tuition includes course fees, onsite camping, and meals.
  • Discounts available for students, educators, and those not staying on property.

REGISTER:  at or visit to learn more.
For additional information, contact Donna Lay at  or +1 (808) 224-2462



Hunter Heaivilin holds degrees in Tropical Forest Ecosystem and Agroforestry Management as well as Sustainable Community Development. His educational and consulting work has taken him to projects throughout the Pacific, Caribbean, Southeast Asia, and the Andes. From disaster response, to agro-ecology and waste management his experience across the globe has informed his work back at home in the islands, where he is, among other things, currently the Coordinator for the Oahu Farm to School Network.

Matthew Lynch is founder of the Asia-Pacific Center for Regenerative Design (APCRD), a Honolulu based nonprofit.  APCRD focuses on building resilience through food security and sustainable economic development.  Matt’s talent for energizing communities and individuals re-humanizes urban and institutional systems.  His work implements permaculture design principles in a broad range of community  projects from Mongolia to Australia and throughout the Pacific.

Your Instructors

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2 thoughts on “2014 Waimanalo Permaculture Design Course Announced

  1. Will you be offering a permaculture course in late 2015 or early 2016?

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